Former host of Write Out Loud, Sale and a member of the acclaimed poetry collective a Firm of Poets, John Darwin is currently co-host at Spoken Weird, Halifax. His first solo collection ‘I meet myself returning’ – a poetic travelogue of the journey from North Manchester to Istanbul and back again – will be published on 25th February.
“John Darwin’s poems are when one pint with an old friend turns into six. When you spend five minutes walking around a city that you’ve never visited before, but somehow feel at home. His words are visceral, delicate, vulnerable and utterly engrossing.” – Matt Abbott, poet, educator & activist